Over this past weekend (October 17, 2020), my brother was watching Captain America with my five-year old nephew, Jack. Apparently, Jack became curious about World War II and eventually our grandfather, Edgar R. Krueger, who served in World War II in North Africa and Italy. So my brother made a logical move. Who better to … More Cpl. Edgar R. Krueger: World War II in North Africa and Italy
The election is upon us–less than one month until election day. On a national scale, much hangs in the balance. To say this election is a big one for our country is straight from the mouth of Captain Obvious. Candidates are getting in their last minute appearances and feverishly trying to convince their voters to actually cast … More A Mayor Is in the House: Reelection Bid
Although I write a lot about family history, I don’t want to omit the present. I know it’s a truism, but soon enough, the present will be the past. This weekend is a lax weekend. For my oldest daughter. Right now, I am sitting in a parking lot next to Stillwater High School. This is … More Here and Now: STX Weekend
“My Negro Wench Lydia” Not long ago, I learned an ugly truth about slavery in New Jersey and how it persisted so much longer than I ever knew. Unable to change the past, I volunteered to help in the present. I wrote about New Jersey’s slow road to abolition in “The Ugly Truth” — a June 2018 article … More Tracing the Dunham Slaves, Lydia–An Update to The Ugly Truth: Slavery in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
One of my purposes in this endeavor is to share what I learn about my family’s history. I can imagine that someone may, someday, find this history interesting to them too. In order to make it easier to find, here is a list of the surnames I am researching: Marks: Baker Bonham Brecht Calhoun Carpenter Clark Cole Compton … More What’s in a name . . .
Or maybe he is being dragged. He has served on the city council for the last 6 years in our small town of around 350 give or take. Now he is running for Mayor! It is more of a volunteer position, but it is still pretty cool. He will likely win unless people really, really … More So my husband, Scott, is jumping further into politics
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